Generally speaking, if something seems too good to be true, it’s what we laymen refer to as a LIE. So if you read the title above–Better Eyesight in 1 Minute!–you might draw the conclusion that it must be a scam of some sorts. Normally, I’d agree, especially if the next line says something like “Act now, and for only $9.99, we will make you smarter, too!”
But this is not a scam, and it won’t cost you a dime. And if you read at the 3rd grade level, the only investment you need to make is the 3 minutes it will take you to read this blog twice.
Ready? Here goes!
A University of Toronto study found that our thoughts have a direct impact on our vision. Test subjects were shown pictures that generated good, bad or neutral moods as measured by sensors connected to the brains of test subjects. In test after test, the pictures that stimulated the most positive responses allowed test subject to SEE MORE details in the picture than either neutral or negative pictures accomplished.
“Good and bad moods literally change the way our visual cortex operates and how we see,” University of Toronto professor of psychology Adam Anderson summarized. “Specifically our study shows that when in a positive mood, our visual cortex takes in more information, while negative moods result in tunnel vision.”
Taylor Schmitz, a graduate student of Anderson’s and lead author of the study explained it this way:
“Good moods enhance the literal size of the window through which we see the world.”
So does this mean we can think happy thoughts and then throw away our glasses for good?
No, but it’s even better than that. It means that you can expand your mind, broaden your experiences, and enhance what you take in with your eyes by dwelling on pleasant events from your life. Any time you wish to stretch the TV screen of your mind to widescreen and HD, you have the power to flip a switch in your head!
Before studying for or taking a test, prime yourself with positive thoughts by recalling some of the most pleasant experiences in your life. You’ll remember more of what you studied and perform better on the test. While preparing for a job interview, surround yourself with memories of the time you WOWed all of the people around you. You’ll recall real successes from your past work experiences with utter clarity instead of straining to recount your involvement.
Collect, catalog and recall your BEST OF LIFE events so you can unleash the power of better vision and a sharper mind.